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Jennifer Wakeman, Executive Director

Jennifer Wakeman has lived in the Susquehanna Valley since 1995. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Washington & Lee University. Her career has covered a variety of fields from agriculture to television and radio. She was the creator, host & content producer for In Your Neighborhood, a monthly newsmagazine highlighting businesses, organizations, and individuals in the region. It aired exclusively on Service Electric Cablevision.  Before coming to DRIVE, Jennifer was the news director at Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation.

With more than 20 years of volunteer experience with area non-profits, Jennifer has a strong commitment to the communities and families in the Susquehanna Valley. She is the vice-chair of Focus Central Pennsylvania, a seven-county marketing group committed to bringing new capital investment to the region. She currently represents Montour County on the SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority and the Natural Gas Cooperative board of directors. Jennifer sits on the board of the Young Artists’ Theatre Project, is the past president of RiverStage Community Theatre, and is also a member and former board president of the Susquehanna Valley Chorale. She lives in Lewisburg with her husband and two daughters.

 

Timothy Hippensteel, Office/Project Manager

Timothy Hippensteel has been a resident of Northumberland County since 2009. He has a BSBA in Finance from Shippensburg University, and is also a graduate of Milton High Area High School. Timothy has worked one on one with countless local residents, families, and businesses, having worked in lending and as a Customer Service Representative at a local community bank for five years before coming to DRIVE in 2018. Outside of the office, he is heavily involved in local community theatre groups, including the Community Theatre League and Riverstage Community Theatre.

 

 

 

Aidan McDonald, Intern

Aidan McDonald is a lifelong resident of the  Susquehanna Valley and is enjoying the opportunity to return to the area before attending law school.  He is a graduate of Dickinson College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and also attended Danville High School. Prior to joining DRIVE, he worked at a boutique law firm in Washington, D.C. specializing in complex personal injury and wrongful death cases, premises liability torts, and cases under the Federal Tort Claims Act.  He contributed to cases before the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the US District Court for the District of Columbia, the US Court of Federal Claims, and others in Maryland and Virginia.